City Palace

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    Vilela Rui

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    video / experimental video

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- City Palace, an interview with Raed El Rafei manuscript for a single-channel video, 6:23 min, sound, 2012. The interview took place in the TV studios in front of the former film theatre City Palace, commonly also known as egg building. Raed El Rafei tells about his experience in the building, used as an underground space for night clubs after the Lebanese Civil War. He speaks of the reconstruction in downtown Beirut and the meaning carried by the egg building in the development of the city. Cinema in the 60‘s and 70‘s often refers to the modern city, such as Beirut at the time before the war. Rafei uses cinema and architecture as departing points for a reflection on Beirut‘s recent history.

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